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Depok landslide destroys building

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Jakarta | Fri, December 7, 2018 | 02:44 pm
Depok landslide destroys building A landslide destroyed a building in Tanah Baru subdistrict in Beji, Depok, West Java, on Dec. 6. (Via kompas.com/PUPR)

A landslide destroyed a building in Depok, West Java, after heavy rain on Thursday.

The building, located in Tanah Baru subdistrict in Beji, was a mechanical workshop that belonged to a resident named Warta. 

The Depok Public Works and Housings Agency's water resource unit head, Citra Indah Yulianti, said her subordinates had taken care of the damage.

"My team along with [volunteers from] the Babinsa [non-commissioned village supervisory officers] and a nearby community health center worked together to clear up the damage," she said as quoted by kompas.com.

The building was destroyed by the landslide because it stood at the riverbank, which crossed the safety border. "As the ground shifted, it couldn't support the building, hence the landslide," she explained, noting that the incident caused no casualties. 

She called on people whose houses are along riverbanks to remain alert during the rainy season. 

"I suggest for people not stay in such buildings," she said. (vla) 

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